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What Is 5-HTP?
Jun 14, 2017

Griffonia Seed Extract also known as htp 5 or oxitriptan (INN), is a naturally occurring amino acid and chemical precursor as well as a metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin and melatonin from tryptophan.

Griffonia Seed Extract (5-HTP) has also been known to help keep a person from getting irritable, angry or even displaying aggressive behavior. This also is a direct result of its ability to directly manipulate serotonin levels. 5-HTP can also help regulate a person's sleep patterns. This also is due to its ability to affect different parts of the brain that are associated with a sleep wake cycle. Further, a number of serotonin receptors connected to the human brain have been discovered leading to the conclusion that 5-HTP receptors may also be involved in different stages of sleep.

5-HTP deficiencies are believed to contribute to depression. 5-HTP supplementation has been shown to be effective in treating mild to moderate depression. In clinical trials 5-hydroxytryptophan showed similar results to those gained with the antidepressant drugs imipramine and fluvoxamine.

Fibromyalgia: Studies show that 5-HTP enhances serotonin synthesis, which increases pain tolerance and sleep quality. Patients with fibromyalgia have reported an improvement in symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and somatic pain (number of painful areas and morning stiffness).

Insomnia: In many trials, 5-HTP has reduced the time required to fall asleep and improved quality of sleep for those suffering from insomnia.

Migraines: 5-HTP reduced the frequency and severity of migraine headaches in clinical trials. Also, significantly fewer side effects were observed with 5-HTP compared to other migraine headache drugs.

Obesity: 5-hydroxytryptophan creates a fuller feeling - satisfying a person's appetite sooner. Thus allowing patients to stick with diets easier. It has also been shown to decrease the carbohydrate intake in obese patients. Children's Headaches: Children with sleep disorder-related headaches seem to respond to 5-HTP treatment.


1. 5-Improving in mood, anxiety, insomnia, and physical symptoms.

2. Anti depression, Reducing depressing.

3. Being effective in various types of headaches including tension headache and migraines.

4. Decreasing food intake and weight loss.


1. As raw materials of drugs for anti-bacterial, anti-depressants, anti-tumor and sedation, 5 hydroxytryptophan.

2. 5-hydroxytryptophan is widely used in fields of pharmaceutical and health products;

3. Griffonia simplicifolia 5 htp is widely used in health products industry,as insomnia, other similar symptoms of Psychasthenia and lose weight product raw material.

4. 5-HTP is used in supplements to increase therapeutic.

5. 5-HTP is widely used to add to beauty products in cosmetic industry. As products of sedative and anti-bacterial.

Where Can You Buy 5-HTP?

Xi'an Natural Field Bio-Technique Co.,Ltd. is the professional Manufacturer of Herbal Extract Since 2005. And attend the CPHI, Vitafoods and API Exhibition from 2008. the 5-HTP are our strong products. If you need this products, please visit their website www.nfnutra.com or send an inquiry to us [email protected] at any time.

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